A man started charging his girlfriend $24 a night to stay over at his house.
The man admitted his partner – who has her own place but has been staying with him three or four nights a week – was “really upset” by the suggestion, which was brought up to cover a rise in his utility bills.
Taking to Reddit, he wrote: “I (28M) have been with my girlfriend (22F) for about a year now and things have been going really well up until recently,” he wrote. “We live in separate apartments and were spending about one night a week together at my place, but recently it has turned into three or four nights a week.
“Now, don’t get me wrong… I love having my girlfriend sleepover and I could even see us living together one day… However, when I asked her to start paying $24 each night she stays over, she got really upset. I explained that all of my utility bills have gone up significantly since she started staying over more and that $24 for one night in an $1800/mo apartment is a great deal. Heck, I wish I got to live in my apartment for that little.
The man – who was slammed online – revealed his girlfriend’s pals are trying to convince her to dump him over the issue.
He added: “I think it’s reasonable to ask her to help pay for things now that she’s spending more time at my place, but maybe I’m wrong…”
However, according to BroBible, responses to this young lad’s dilemma were not too nice, with many expressing their outrage on the $24 charge. “You have two, well… three options. 1) You could have her move in and split bills. 2) You could start splitting time at her apartment. Or 3) You could break up, because you’re clearly more concerned about the financial aspects of a relationship. You found a fourth worse option and picked that one,” said C_Miller_2012.
Another reddit user shared an interesting perspective. “You eat the costs of having her stay at your place in return for her company, affection, time, love, sex and whatever else, you are choosing to be with her and unless you want to move in together, suck it up. YTA, good luck finding any girl that would be cool with how you are treating her in this situation bro,” wrote boxinthesky.
What would you do in this predicament?